. . . welcome to nhk "newsline." i'm gene otani in tokyo. here is a look at some of stories we are following this hour. ukrainian authorities and pro-russian separatists are pointing f over t cras deep grief and shock. people around the globe are paying tribute the airliner. an emergency meeting is being held at the u.n. headquarters. delegates are gathering to discuss the situation in
ukraine. ukrainian authorities and pro-russian separatists accuse each other for malaysia airlines plane crash. flight mh-17 with 298 on board went down in eastern ukraine o thursday. kiev says the th a surface-to-air missi launched by pr separa say it w nhk worl repo >> reporter: t wreckage of the boeing 777 is scattered over a large area. search and rescue crews are combing through the site but no survivor has been found so far. malaysia airlines officials say the plane was carrying 283 passengers and 15 crew members. the passengers were from at least ten countries.
including the netherlands, malaysia, and australia. flight mh-17 left amsterdam on thursday headed lump in the eastern ukraine region of donetsk where the jet went down they've been fighting since april. on july 14th, ukrainian officials accused russian forces of shooting down a military cargo plane. they said the aircraft was downed by a ukrainian president petro poroshenko say pro-russian separatists are responsible for the je. >> translator: this plane was brought down. it's not an accident, not a catastrophe, but a terrorist act. >> reporter: ukraine's state security chief said intercepted telephone co russian military officers an pro-russian militants pr thei
>> reporter: but the leader of the self-proclaimed people's republic of donetsk denying the accusation saying the group had nothing to do with the crash. >> translator: a passenger aircraft has been shot down, shot down by the ukrainian air force. to tell the truth, it is a provocation on purpose. >> reporter: ukrainian government leaders say they'll investigate with the international organization. pro-russian militants say they'll cooper says pro-rus already taken away the plane's black boxes with flight and
recorders. analysts now question whether or not pro-russian militant groups will cooperate with the the kurand a japanese security analyst says it's likely that pro-russian militants fired what's called a buk surface to air missile at the plane. it was developed by the former soviet union during the cold war. >> translator: the buk missile has a range of 30 kilometers and can hit an object 22 kilometer in. aircraft flying at 10,000 meters are easily within range. i don't see any merit of government russia or ukraine civilian jet. i think it was a misfire. government forces can distinguish civilian i think the culprit fired the missile
information and just relied on radar to track it. that makes me believe that the attack was gove people around expressing shock and sadness over the plane crash. loved ones of victims and social media users are demanding a thorough investigation into the cause of the crash. more than 40 malaysian passengers and crew members did not reach their destinatio thei to kuala lumpur airport. one woman says five of her relatives were on the board. >> i got the news and they told me when to come here. >> prime minister rajeb razak says he will make every effort to find out what happened. >> if it transpires that the
plane was, indeed, shot down. we insist that the perpetr must swiftly be brought to justice. >> the transport minister says he will send a disaster assistance and rescue team. about 190 dutch citizens got on board the flight at skip airport. newspapers describe the incident as one of the worst airplane accidents in the country's history. travelers expressed sympathy. >> i hope for the victims families that they get answers. >> about 30 australians were on the passenger list. >> this is a grim day for our country and our world. >> lawmakers observed a moment
of silence. japan's prime minister, shinzo abe, has offered condolences for >> tra anything j read international u.s. president, barack obama, has offered to send experts to assist with the investigation. he is calling for the crash site to be preserved to contain all the evidence. leaders from france and germany have also called for a prompt investigation. >> u.n. security council members will meet face to face on friday for meetin secr calling for answers caused. >> there is a full international >> ban say monitoring the s with offic international civil aviati organization.
it may have been accidental and was a result of the intensifying conflict in eastern ukraine. he teaches at rijo university in tokyo. he says the ukrainian president has failed to hold talks with pro-russian militants in eastern ukraine. >> translator: the pro-russians haven't agreed to take part in talks with the ukrainian government. that's not what russia had in mind. the situation in t become b is critical. >> he says the incident could further harm ukraine economy and lead to a more severe situation. >> translator: the ukrainian economy has been affected by prolonged confusion, especially negotiations over gas prices with russia. the talks have fallen apart an gas supplies from russia to
ukraine have practically stopped. the ukrainian government has to make a deal to be able to buy gas at a reasonable price and rebuild the country's businesses this summer. if they fail, the country could face chaos by the autumn. unfortunately, the airline incident could mean that the conf >> that was a professor yu hasumi of rijo university in tokyo. israeli troops are intensifying their troops. officials say the death toll could rise.
israel says it is targeting underground tunnels. members of hamas use them to carry out attacks. they appear to be concentrated in an area 500 meters from their border about gaza. they say they have destroyed 20 rocket launchers and nine tunnels. >> our major objective in the operation is to restore peace and security. >> our reporter in gaza says they are attacking others by air and shelling from vessels off the coast. electricity has been knocked out in many areas. hamas remains defiant saying occupiers will pay a heavy price. the palestinian death toll has passed 250 since air strikes began. about 2000 others have been wounded. israel last launched a ground assault against the palestinian
enclave five years ago. that operation and proceeding air strikes killed more than 1300 people. >> former thai prime minister yingluck shinawatra has denied a rumor she will flee the country. she made the remark on friday at her first news conference since the coup in may. patchari raksawong is following the story. thailand's military government has accepted an application to allow the prime mi country. she is scheduled to leave for europe later this month. at the news conference, she stressed she was merely taking a trip and has no plans of leaving thailand permanently. >> translator: i insist, i will not abandoned th i'm ready to return to thailan
>> yingluck is expected to meet with her brother and former thai prime minister thaksin sinawatra while overseas. he was expelled in 2006. in 2008, he was handed a two-year prison term in abstentia for co charges. thailand's anti corruption commission decided papers against yingluck over neglect over a rice subsidy program. she introduced the program while prime minister. the government purchased price from farmers at prices above the market value. yingluck's opponents criticized the program for causing large financial losses to the state. during her news conference on friday, yingluck critici actions of the national anti corruption commission. >> translator: in my view, the
first issue is whether the judicial system follows universal standards of the rule of law because i think the deliberati rushed. >> the former prime minister has kept a low profile since the coup, but according to observers, yingluck decided to hold the news conference in a bid to maintain her political influence. >> the growth forecast for southeast asia has been cut. the region is seen as a main engine of global economic growth. the adb sites indonesia's export ban on minerals and the coup in thailand as reasons. the adb says the region is expected to grow 4.7% this year. the figure is down .3 from the april forecast. the numbers appear in the adb's 2014 outlook supplement on asia's developing economies.
the report mentions indonesia's ban on exports of unrefined nickel, copper, and other metals. it came into force in january this year. india has the largest gdp. >> the region's number two economy is thailand. the coup erupted in may following long term poli clas physical damage foreign companies and factories suffered after some demonstrations turned violent. relations were aggravated after china installed an oil rig in disputed waters in the south china sea. as for india, the adp left its 2014 growth figure unchanged at 5.5% but it revised upward its outlook for 2015 to 6.3% and that's up .3 of a percentage point from the earlier forecast. india saw the inauguration of a
new government in may. prime minister modi of the bharatia enjoyed a sweeping victory in elec outcomt between joko widodo and prabowo subianto. voters aren't the only one taking a keen inte officida foreign companies want to know how the next president's policies will affect the economy. >> reporter: joe joko's down to earth personality has gained widespread popularity. probowa says he is a strong leader. around the end of the campaign,
probowa managed to narrow joko's lead. companies overseas with interest in investing in indonesia have been following the election with particular interest. indonesia has a population of 250 million with an econ that's growing 6,000 a year. in 2014, it is expected to overtake japan in gross domestic product. the major concern of business people is whether the next president will improve the country's business environment. topping their wish list is better infrastructure. limited boat capability keeps many investors offshore. congestion is another problem. they look at the pace of importing and exporting. >>translator: our top priority is infrastructure, particula ports, roads and electricity. next is human resource development. we hope various measures will be implemented on that front.
reporter: the gap between rich and poor is also a serious problem. 40% of indonesian households own refrigerators, only 20,000 have washing machines. japanese home appliancemakers have built new plants just outside of jakarta. the hope is that they will join the middle class. major manufacturers send their employees to homes without washing machines. the goal is to learn what kind of functions these households want for their washing machines and what kind of products they can afford. this woman lives in a city on an island and washes her laundry by hand in river water.
her monthly income is $200-400. >> translator: i would like to buy a washing machine but they are expensive. so is electricity. >> translator: the household we visited today is keen about getting a washing machine in about a year or two and a refrigerator in three years. we believe the demand for home appliances will soar among such families in the next year or two. >> reporter: appliance manufacturers around the only foreign business with high hopes for the indonesian market. this building will soon be home to elderly tenants. the annual fees will arrange from $460,000 to $220 per unit depending on the service level. the operator is hoping the shift toward middle class will further to the wealthy class. >> translator: the wealthy high
income earners are seeking japanese style services, hospitality and high q services in elderly care and also in medical services. >> reporter: so who will steer the country? joko pledges support for the poor. former general probowa starts his leadership. foreign firms focusing their attention on whether the next president will draw from the potential of indonesia's economy, the largest of the member companies of the association of southeast nations. nhk world, jakarta. >> that wraps up our bulletin. i'm patchari raksawong in bangkok. the japanese government is
set to resume development assistance to vietnam following a brief period of suspension. japan halted new oda projects for vietnam in june. it took the steps after officials of the state-owned vietnam railways were found to have received kickbacks from a consulting firm in tokyo. this company and its executives have been indicted for allegedly bribing the vietnamese officials. but, japanese government officials say they will restart procedures to improve new projects. this is because vietnam has put anti-bribery measures together. they are designed to make bidding projects more transparent and strengthen penalties for violation. japanese officials say they will meet their vietnamese counterparts twice a year and check to see if they are being implemented. >> fujitsu is stepping up efforts to increase their
business. they are involved with talks on possible deals to sell two of its factories. sources say executives at fujitsu are ng oeshated with taiwan's united micro electronics to jointly set up a company which will require their plant in mia prefecture. they are also considering selling a factory. they are aiming to keep the 1500 employees now working at the two plants. japanese electronics companies are scaling back. overseas rivals. one of them became a subsidiary of the firm. they are planning to sell or clothes down some of their plants. the u.n. security council has called on north korea to comply with its resolutions not to fire any more ballistic
missiles. it has condemned the country for carrying out three rounds of missile tests between late june and early july. the council members held a meeting on thursday. south korean officials requested it. in a statement the council president criticized the north. >> the members of the security council condemn these launches as violations of security council resolutions and urged the dprk to fully comply with the relevant security council resolution. >> the council issued a similar statement in march after north korea missile launches. north korea is scheduled to join a sports tournament in south korea later this year, but pyongyang appears se officials of the two countries met thursday at the border village of panmunjom to discuss the asian games scheduled for september.
the north korean delegates said they would send 700 athletes and cheerleaders. that would have made it the largest delegation from the country ever to join an international tournament. but the talks broke down when the north korean delegates walked out in protest of south korea's stance. north korea's official korean central news agency reports that south's delegates made comme abou visiting athlete the news agency reports that the south argued over the planned size of the north's delegation. it reports that the north korean delegates announce they may reconsider in the participation. pyongyang may be bargaining for better conditions for the athletes. robert speta is here with the rate test on rama soon and a look at the weather world.
>> yes. we are continuing to watch the storm system still pulling across the to roll ov as we look a night into saturday morning, you are going to see gusty and damaging winds. the rainfall on top of that. first, i do want to show you as the storm came ashore, some video where this storm system has been impacting. right off the bat, those gusty winds i was talking about. look at this. that tree just coming right down in front of the road here while it does look like trees falling down have knocked out power for thousands of residents. at least 2000 passengers as well were stranded here after flights were canceled in the region. 40,000 people were told to evacuate. it does look like he came ashore at one of the to hit haina here. a serious, deadly storm out here. one death does look been reported related to this it pushes over hainan and
southern guangdong. it's not over yet, still tracking over the northwest. those in northern vietnam and southern china, you are goin feel the eou rainfall, as much as 300 to 400 millimeters. you see one reported abo millimeters repo hour. about 49 millimeters in one hour after that pushed overhead. this is definitely the thing to still watch as we go into the i want to draw our attention back here towards the east. the philippines, you are still recovering. the death toll continues to climb out here. rammasun rolled over earlier this weekend. look at this. another storm system. this is tropical storm matmo. winds of 65 gusting up to 25 miles an hour. it is expected to become a typhoon. potentially could impact taiwan or the southern ja next weekend. all the while, enhancing the monsoon and causing mo rainfall out here in the philippines.
you want to keep an eye on this. you have afternoon thunderstorms flairing up. a lot of instability in the atmosphere. specially into the afternoon and evening. some storms could be firing up around tokyo that hail, damaging winds and tornados and some could become rather strong as far as the thunders toky th . let' amer. s so this has been bringi flash flooin major rish. in southern louisiana and eastern texas as we go through friday. those showers are going to continue to come down back towards the very gusty out there, fire weather is going to be a big threat. it is going to cool down. if you are out here in the
looking for answers. the world waits for word on why the malaysia airlines plane went down in ukraine. securing resources. papua new guinea finds itself posed to profit from demand for liquid natural gas. >> help wanted, japanese companies seek workers with international communication skills and a global perspective. thanks for joining is.